After Monday’s 7.8 magnitudes horrific earthquake, the death toll in Turkey-Syria reaches nearly 38,000. The officially confirmed deaths in Turkey are recorded at 31,643 while 5,700 confirmed deaths are recorded in Syria.
The U.S. prepared to provide aid to Turkey-Syria earthquake victims.
White House says that the United States is prepared to provide all required aid for earthquake victims in Turkey and Syria. We also urge the UN to open additional border crossings to Syria.
It’s critical for the [UN] Security Council to authorize two additional crossings to deliver life-saving assistance. We cannot delay any longer.”
Karine Jean-Pierre-White House Press Secretary
‘Istanbul should prepare for massive earthquake’, expert says.
Turkey’s most old and religious city, Istanbul could be hit by a massive earthquake. Expertise says that Istanbul could be hit by a powerful earthquake. The residents should prepare for it. The earthquake could hit Istanbul at any time so the residents should have all the available aid and resources to save lives.
In 1999, Istanbul was hit by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that caused 100 deaths.
UN calls for mobilizing more funds
United Nations Relief Cheif Martin Griffiths ask to mobilize more funds to assist people across Syria.
While yesterday he demand to open more access points and get more aid out fast.